How speaking up can improve neck and shoulder pain
When we look at the physical body, we see the shoulder area, as being that part of the body which holds tensions, responsibilities and sometimes the weight of the world.
In Psychosomatic language this represents the energy centre of Communication and that of the heart. The heavy heart is one who feels the burdened. As we learn how to speak our needs and our truth, the heaviness of the heart and the corresponding tension in the shoulders can be lifted. Whether this be a trusted friend, mentor or therapist, problems with the neck and shoulders directly relate to communicate or the lack of communication and our feelings of responsibilities and burdens.
There are many beautiful places and hidden spots around the world which contain such rich history and still remain unknown to many.
The Ajanti Caves in India are one of these sacred places which is not only breathtaking but words fail to do justice to the majestic nature of this ancient monument, depicting the life and teachings of buddha.
These caves which are now a UNESCO world heritage site and thought to have been lost for potentially a 1000 years, covered by the jungle waiting to be rediscovered.
The caves are filled with cave paintings, structures and statutes which convey human emotions through gesture, pose and form.
I had the pleasure to visit these caves following a business trip into rural India, and I recall being fascinated by two beams. One beam at the end of it, depicted a person holding the wooden beam on his shoulders, with the emotions of incredible pain, whilst the next structure had 2 people holding the beam. Their faces smiling and happy.
This was to depict that a problem shared is a problem halved.
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